Solena Estate Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
The nose of this Pinot Noir exhibits a fine balance of red fruits and subtle hints of black tea. On the palate, notes of tart cherries, vanilla and supple spices come together to form a lingering finish. Long tannins seep through this medium bodied wine.
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Vibrant and generous, this Pinot has a sleek body but multilayered cherry and cranberry flavors, which take on delicate tea leaf and spice flavors as this glides on the supple finish. Drink now
This old vine vineyard is featured in wines on its own label and also here. In this expression the strawberry and cherry fruit shine, accented with pretty sweet spices. It’s not a big wine, but it has lovely balance, light tannins, supporting acidity and medium length. A mix of Coury, Pommard and Wädensvil clones, it’s a wine worth studying for its delicate nuances.
After successful careers in the Oregon wine industry, the husband and wife team of Laurent Montalieu and Danielle Andrus Montalieu purchased an 80-acre estate to commemorate their marriage in 2000. In May 2002, they launched Soléna by bottling their first vintage of Domaine Danielle Laurent Pinot Noir and, shortly thereafter, opening a tasting room in Carlton.
Soléna Estate began as a way to explore winemaking with other varietals grown in neighboring appellations while the family's young Domaine Danielle Laurent vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton District matured. In May 2007, Danielle and Laurent added the spectacular 100-acre Hyland Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA to their estate vineyard holdings. Today, Laurent and Danielle are producing Pinot Noir from their estate vineyards as well as Pinot Gris, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Late Harvest Riesling from select sites throughout Oregon and Washington.
Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.
The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.